Aaron and Sarah Houle of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, grew up around basketball—their dad was a coach for fifteen years—so they knew they would likely pursue basketball. They just didn’t know they would be playing at the same college.
Aaron, a senior, is studying elementary education with a minor in social studies and sports management. He chose Northland because of the education program and Coach Scott Sorenson. “He instills the family atmosphere,” Aaron said.
Sarah, a junior, looked at several colleges but in the end she liked Coach Daryle Tucker, or Coach Tuck, as she calls him, and decided to follow her brother. She’s also studying elementary education but with a minor in early childhood. The two siblings get on well and can easily list the benefits of playing for the same college. “We get to see one another’s games and our mom and dad get to see both of our games,” Aaron said.